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#Rescue - A 15-year-old girl who was one of two teens rescued of Hook Head yesterday (Sunday 6 December) was unconscious when she was taken out of the water, it has emerged. As RTÉ News reports, the girl is one…
#Rescue - Two Irish Coast Guard helicopters battled Storm Desmond to evacuate a crewman from a container ship off the southwest coast yesterday (Friday 4 December). As UTV News reports, Rescue 117 from Waterford was joined by Rescue 115 from…
#Rescue - Kayakers paddled to the rescue of a man in his 60s spotted floating in the sea off Co Clare on Saturday morning (31 October). According to The Irish Times, the man – thought to have fallen into the…
#Rescue - A woman is in stable condition in hospital after she was rescued from a sea cliff in Islandmagee on Tuesday (27 October) an operation that "wasn’t straightforward", as the News Letter reports. It's believed the woman had been…
#Rescue - The Connacht Tribune reports that 10 were rescued from a twin-mast sailing boat on Lough Corrib last night after the vessel hit rocks near the village of Cong in Co Mayo. All 10 people on board, including four…
As part of an effort to find the source of a Mayday call off Cork Harbour today, owners of boats named ‘Bluebird’ around Ireland have been contacted by the Coastguard. No yacht has been found after a major six-hour search…
#Rescue - Three teenagers were rescued by Limerick emergency services on Friday night (11 September) as their boat drifted out of the city along the River Shannon, as reports. The small fishing boat has experienced engine trouble and run…
#Rescue - Howth's coastguard unit rescued a man on Howth Head who became trapped on a cliff ledge some five storeys above the beach below yesterday evening (Monday 7 September). Unable to find a way off the beach, the man…
Wexford Swimmer Rescued From Strong Coastal Currents
#Rescue - reports that a swimmer is in a stable condition after he was rescued from the sea off Co Wexford yesterday (Thursday 27 August). The casualty, who got into difficulty in strong currents, was winched from the water near Blackwater by Waterford's coastguard helicopter Rescue 117 and…
Woman Rescued After Cliffs Of Moher Trail Fall
#Rescue - Doolin's Irish Coast Guard unit went to the aid of a woman who fell off a cliff train at the Cliffs of Moher yesterday (Friday 21 August). As reports, the casualty - who had lost her footing…
Trapped Tourists Rescued From Giant's Causeway
#Rescue - Two tourists cut off by the rising tide at the Giant's Causeway were rescued by coastguard teams on Tuesday evening (18 August), as the Belfast Telegraph reports. One of the two men, tourists from France and Italy, had…
Dramatic Day On Causeway Coast As Lifeguard Rescues Boy From Rip Current
#Rescue - Downhill beach lifeguard Ray Cunningham has been hailed a hero after racing to the rescue of an eight-year-old bodyboarder caught in a rip current off the Causeway Coast yesterday (Tuesday 11 August). Cunningham was on patrol when he…
Boater Rescued In Clew Bay After Close Call With Runaway RIB
#Rescue - Rescue teams raced to Clew Bay yesterday evening (Thursday 6 August) after a man was struck by the propeller of his runaway boat. A number of witnesses called emergency services after seeing the unmanned RIB speeding in tight…
RNLI Lifeguards Rescue Kitesurfer On Benone Strand
#Rescue - RNLI lifeguards came to the rescue of a kitesurfer who got into difficulty on Benone Strand yesterday morning (Saturday 18 July). At 11.40am, senior lifeguard Liam Mullan and lifeguard Beth Montgomery were monitoring the beach from the RNLI…
Elderly Passer-By Saves Drowning Man's Life In Limerick
#Rescue - A life buoy thrown by an elderly passer-by helped save the life of a drowning man in the River Shannon at the weekend, as reports. The incident occurred on Saturday afternoon (11 July) at the Shannon Bridge…
RNLI Lifeguards Assist Paddle Boarders On Whiterocks Beach
#Rescue - RNLI lifeguards assisted two stand-up paddle boarders on Whiterocks beach in Portrush on Saturday (11 July) during strong offshore winds. Senior RNLI lifeguard Bosco McAuley spotted two people in difficulty at 3.40pm approximately 100 metres out to sea…

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